February 2018  

Welcome to Key Insights Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2018 Edition!!!

I have the honor of being the 2018 Chair of the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce so my Newsletter will focus more on Key Biscayne events and Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce Business promotion. I am very passionate about supporting and advocating for our local businesses. We are blessed to live on an Island with world class amenities, restaurants and merchants. 

As a life-long resident and Realtor on Key Biscayne, I love sharing upcoming events and Interesting activities offered around our community for the residents and frequent visitors of our Island  Paradise.

My father, Federico Padovan, moved our family (including grandparents) to Key Biscayne in 1973. I was raised  on the Island and left briefly to earn a BFA degree at NYU. But my heart was always here so I returned to my Island Paradise home where I am raising 4th generation Key Biscayners with my husband Donnie Hall. 

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We also have three lovely contributors sharing their insights as well! Please see their monthly articles at the bottom of each newsletter. 
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United For Puerto Rico
The first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, has teamed up with corporate behemoths like Coca Cola, Walmart and Burger King to help provide aid to hurricane victims. You can donate to this campaign  HERE .
Somos Una Voz
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have created SOMOS UNA VOZ, an alliance of artists working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters. You can donate to this campaign HERE.
Unidos: A Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
The Hispanic Federation, along with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), set up this fund. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to hurricane relief and recovery efforts. You can donate to their campaign   HERE .
World Vision and Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean has committed to match donations up to $1 million to aid Hurricane Relief efforts.  Supporting Royal Caribbean Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief. You can donate to their campaign  HERE .
Here are some of the best:

Miami International Map Fair
February 3-4, 2018

Art Wynwood
February 15-19, 2018

Kite Day Festival
February 17-18, 2018

Coconut Grove Arts Festival
February 17-19, 2018

South Beach Wine and Food Festival
February 21-25, 2018

Virginia Key Grass Roots Festival
February 21-25, 2018
City Shorts Opening Night Reception & Show
February 2-4, 2018
Key Biscayne Community Center
10 Village Green Way
CityTheatre presents City Shorts. A traveling program of City Theatre's  "Best of the Fest" Short Plays. The plays, running 10 minutes or less, include entertaining classics and brand new work celebrating City Theatre's 23 seasons.
Opening Night Reception on Februry 2 hosted by Key Biscayne Community Foundation (complimentary reception at 6:30 PM).
Friday February 9, 2018   7-11pm
Key Biscayne Beach Club
685 Ocean Drive Key Biscayne
Key Biscayne Rotary Club and Flying High for Haiti invite you to the 3rd Annual Brazilian Night.
Brazilian Churrasco, caipirinhas, music and dance!
All the proceeds will go towards sponsoring Ecole du Village, a community school in Ile-a-Vache, Haiti.
2nd Saturday Monthly Beach Cleanup
Saturday, February 10, 2108
Come show your love for Mother Earth, the Ocean and the Park by helping clean the beach and picnic areas. Besides having fun, you'll get community service hours acknowledgement, free snacks from Publix, ice water and prizes!
Call 305-970-2559 for more information.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 Crandon Boulvard
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Bayfront at
Immaculata-La Salle Campus
3601 South Miami Avenue

Registration, Cocktail and Silent Auction
Dinner, Dancing and Gaming

Live Performance by
Continental Brass Band

Master of Ceremony
Eliott Rodriguez, Class of 1974

Sara Babun, Class of 1972

Black Tie Optional
       Berti Perez | Gala Chair            Cristina Brito | Admin Chair         305-854-2334 ext.142

Valentine's Day Events 
Around Town!!!
We've done some research and these sites can help you to plan a fabulous Romantic experience: 

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CLICK HERE for MiamiScapes 
2018 Progressive Insurance 
Miami International Boat Show
Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin
3501 Rickenbacker Causeway  Miami, FL 33149
 February 15-19, 2018
10 AM - 6 PM

The 2018 Miami International Boat Show will be held Feb. 15-19 at the iconic Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin and for the first time in decades will be joined by its sailing counterpart, Strictly Sail Miami. As a result, the five biggest days in boating will be easier to access than ever before. With the addition of sailboats and catamarans, as well as more powerboats, the show will feature nearly 700 boats in its extensive deep-water basin, bringing the total boat count for the 2018 show to 1,400 new boats available for purchase. Set within Miami Marine Stadium, the show features one of the most scenic views in the country overlooking Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami, making it a beloved destination for approximately 100,000 boating enthusiasts.
February 21-25, 2018
Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Park
Key Biscayne

The 7th annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dancereturns to Miami February 21st-25th, 2018 at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park!

Spend a week exploring all that the city of Miami has to offer while camping and dancing to some of the best live music around under the stars on one of south Florida's most prestigious beach campgrounds! Starting Wednesday dance your way around the city at different venues each night while camping by the beach before we close out the festival under the Grassroots Dance Tent on the island Saturday and Sunday.

General Admission and Camping Tickets are on sale now! Click the tickets link above to secure your spot on the beach today!
February 24, 2018  10am-1pm
Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Boulevard

Drag a net in the seagrass and who knows what you may come up with. There's sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass right outside our doors. From seahorse to sea urchin, pipefish to starfish, the variety of sea life is amazing. Your naturalist guide will identify each species, making sure everyone gets a good look-see before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem. It's wading fun for the whole family, with netfulls of surprises.

Reservations required: 305-361-6767 x 119
Cost: $14 per person
Sunday, February 25, 2018
6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne

Explore the southernmost barrier island of the US on bicycle while experiencing the natural tropical beauty, rich history and abundant wildlife of Key Biscayne. This 4-mile leisurely, naturalist-guided bike trip through Crandon Park includes stops at the Crandon Gardens, Crandon Park Beach, Bear Cut Reserve, Fossil Reef Overlook, and the Crandon Park Visitor & Nature Center. This trip meets at the Crandon Gardens located by Crandon Park South Beach. Please bring YOUR OWN BIKE AND BIKE HELMET (MANDATORY).
Families in Paradise 2018
Sunday, March 4, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Key Biscayne Village Hall
 (88 W McIntyre St)
A fun-filled day featuring activities designed to connect families with local businesses in a way that enriches the community and creates opportunities for creativity, learning, and fun.
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce's signature event will fill both floors of Key Biscayne's Village Hall with 30 interactive areas with hands-on activities along with outdoor food court.
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Food Trucks Every Thursday!!!
Right Across from Mast Academy!!!
(weather permitting)
Brought to you by Miami Food Trucks Events and Moty's Grill. 
Great event for all ages ... family fun!

Key Biscayne Community Church

355 Glenridge Road Key Biscayne


The Key Biscayne Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday at the Key Biscayne's Community Church with local farmers coming to the Key to sell their fresh goods!
For more info call (305) 361-2411
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By Paola Padovan, Broker, e-PRO, 
"...With Prince's death I thought of a SUPERSTAR that I DID indeed have to privilege to not only meet, but also sell her a beautiful condo in Aventura.
 The only problem is that, at the time, I did not know who she was..."

I often tell my couples in therapy that it takes work to have a good marriage, and it takes work to end a marriage. Either way, it is work, you  just need to decide which work you want to do.
Considering that the month of February is the month of love, here are a few ways to "work" on improving your relationship:

1) Take inventory. What is satisfying and fulfilling in your relationship? W hat areas need improvement?  Once these areas are identified, schedule a time to discuss. You can also schedule appointment with a therapist to help address sensitive issues in a productive and positive way.
2) Take care of yourself.  Remember what the  flight attendant says: Put oxygen mask on yourself first, and then put on the other person. When you take care of yourself, you are better able to take care of your partner.  
3) Find common goals. Having common interests allows couples to build a strong  foundation in their relationship. Whether it is work, play, physical, or spiritual, the more you have in common , the more connected you will be with your partner.
4) Show appreciation to your partner. Almost every article I write on  relationships includes concept of appreciation.  If partners appreciate one another, each is giving to the other, and each is receiving from the other. Appreciation brings fulfillment to the person giving and receiving. It is a win- win!
5) Take time to have fun together. Do not have serious "work on our relationship" discussions with your partner every time that you have a conversation. Choose specific times to speak about these issues. If difficult areas of your relationship are brought up every time you are together, you  both will not be very motivated to spend time together.
Relationships do take work to stay successful. Be fully committed in the effort you put into your relationship. Even if the outcome is to end the 
By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Feel Good Foods & Thoughts
Nourishing palate and soul

Judge-Free Me

We spend so much time in our lives judging: our personal decisions, politics, health, the weather, the lives of other people and so on. Ultimately though, we are judging ourselves and reflecting what's going on inside of our psyche when we are evaluating the people and the circumstances outside of ourselves.
     Take a load off and do your best to stop judging! It's not an easy habit to break but certainly an endeavor worth pursuing. An affirmation that I love to use is to "observe, not absorb" which lessens the severity of a full blown opinion. It is like watching clouds float by then letting them out of our sight. Then no damage is done and we don't have to carry the burden we've ultimately placed on ourselves. Instead, we enjoy the freedom of co-creating a life where opinions carry less weight than intentions and actions do. We liberate ourselves to create a life full of joy and abundance with the objective of uplifting others instead. In doing so, we inevitably gift ourselves and everyone wins.

By Ana Tootle
Feel Good Foods and Thoughts

How to Create Your Own 
Money Guide

After one of our Wednesday Weeklies Classes, a student requested the Money Guide worksheet as I mentioned. It's a great activity to do to see where money and opportunity is and how it surrounds you and your business constantly. I did this for a few years and love it! I hope it helps you to get your money vibe in check and your prosperity growing!

To listen to other classes, visit our classroom  HERE.

Visit our online community classroom for other free classes and worksheets.

We invite you to visit  daily for the best advice and inspiration. Be sure to connect with your local FemCity community and attend one of our FEM Marketplaces, too [a.k.a. Girls' Night Out Events]. We know firsthand what it's like to be in business for yourself, and the kinds of bumps you might encounter along the way. FemCity was specifically designed to make your journey less turbulent and to help you "have it all" (insert your own definition here).
FemCity : A world where women prosper together.

By Violette de Ayala
Violette is a resident of Key Biscayne and  the Founder of FemCity, an online global network featuring business and lifestyle trends with over 70 local communities designed exclusively for women. Violette is also a motivational speaker, small business consultant, writer and mother of three. She's been quoted in Success, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Mashable. FemCity has been seen in Vogue, Gilt and AP News. For more inspiration and business tips, visit and
Follow Violette @violettedeayala.
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Big Thanks to
Ronda Fuchs
Ana Angel Tootle and 
Violette de Ayala
for sharing their KEY INSIGHTS!

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The Village of Key Biscayne has a text notification system  available. 

It will notify you about...
  • and OTHER UGENT and EMERGENCY situations
    Here is a link! Simply CLICK HERE   so you too can receive these critical and timely advisories from the VINS (Village Information and Notification System) emergency text messaging alert service. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to the cell number that you specify and/or your email address.
DID YOU KNOW that the Village of Key Biscayne is a  certified acceptance facility for U.S. passport applications? 
 As a courtesy to our residents, this service is offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Center, located at 10 Village Green Way, second floor.
Rules, downloadable forms, fees, travel advisories and other information are available at the  U.S. State Department passport web page (CLICK HERE).  Please review this website to obtain all of the necessary information to complete your passport application.
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7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren't just agents. They're professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers!

If you are looking for a very experienced REALTOR, Contact Paola Padovan today to get your free Comparative Market Analysis and or a list of what is available for rent or sale. Paola has been serving her community for over 25 years and she is more than eager to serve you as well. 

Padovan Realty is a  family owned, full-service Residential Real Estate firm was established in 1991 making them the most experienced boutique Real Estate Firm on Key Biscayne. 

Contact Paola at: 305 915-4044 or visit 
or click Paradise Properties Realty by Padovan Realty Corp.
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Just visit MY WEBSITE and check off the features you're looking for.  Whenever a home matching your criteria hits the market, it'll be automatically flagged and emailed to you so you'll never have to worry about missing your dream home.

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